This confernece concludes the term's series of talks on Gender Identities organized by ETC. As is often recognised, the dominant voices in the premodern world have been men's voices. Yet textual sources––from the literary to the administrative––are critical to recovering the heterogeneity that in many cases characterised ancient and premodern societies. Women were inspiring muses; but they also expressed themselves in poetry and participated in cultural productions. In some cases, there is ample evidence that they held leading roles in politics and the economy. Speakers will give a stage to these voices, as they speak to us from premodern textual cultures.
April 8, 2022
Early Modern History and Period Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Humanities, Women's & Gender History / Studies